Superhero Relocation Program
~ Noel Coward on Superheroes
New York City has always been a popular location amongst the Superhero community, much as Florida is amongst old people and Vietnam for Paedophiles. During the 1970s and 1980s the numbers of Superheroes relocating to New York increased to what many considered unacceptable levels.
Up, up and away!
During the early 1990s a number of Superheroes had begun to resort to crime, purely so they could "solve" the crime and appear to save the day, thus maintaining their Superhero status amongst the population. A few enlightened souls realised that the very fabric of the Superhero Credo was at stake as many gave up on Truth, Justice and the American Way. To stop this crime wave, the Society for the Intervention and Rehabilitation of Supervillains (SIRS) came up with a solution.
Their Superhero Relocation Program was set up in 1992, as a response to New York's unfeasibly high "superhero to normal guy" ratio. A large number of "native" superheroes were repatriated to alternative locations with considerably lower ratios, thus helping to bring the levels down to acceptable levels within the New York area.
Numerous groups and leading individuals have fought against the Program, most notably JEWS (Justice for Evil-henchmen and Web Slingers), who view the forced repatriation as a form of limited ethnic cleansing. As well, requiring superheroes to reveal their secret identity and reports of missing heroes within the program motivated them as well.
In September 2001 a number of high profile "stunts" were arranged to raise the public awareness, however other events in New York on that same day overshadowed their efforts.
Action to have the Bill overturned is currently before congress, but is being stalled by villains within the body.
New York Ratio 1990 to 2000
|1990||1 in 8 inhabitants of New York are Superheroes|
|1992||1 in 6 inhabitants of New York are Superheroes|
|1995||1 in 16 inhabitants of New York are Superheroes|
|2000||1 in 850 inhabitants of New York are Superheroes|
- Spiderman - New York to Illinois (1992)
- Lord Arthexis - New York to Canada (1992)
- Silver Surfer - New York to California (1994)
- Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles - New York to London (1998)
- The Punisher - Saint Louis (1999)
- Rudi Giuliani - Washington, DC (2004)
- Thing - New York to Washington, DC (2007)
Opposition by Tooth Fairy
The Superhero Relocation Program was opposed by the most famous superhero, the Tooth Fairy. She went completely against having to give up her hero-work, which she loved (Yet, others plainly think that replacing teeth with quarters isn't that hard). The SIRS decided that this beloved superhero may now tour with the WWE as John Cena, and could still kick villain's asses, by defeating everyone and never get defeated. The Tooth Fairy, as John Cena, has defeated many supervillains like Edge, Umaga and Triple H.